Degrees and Certifications:
Smiths Station High School - 2006 Bachelor of Music Education (Troy University) - 2010 Masters of Science in Music Education (Troy University) - 2012 Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership (Columbus State University) - In Progress
Mr. Gene Butler
Gene Butler is the Director of Bands at Smiths Station High School in Smiths Station, AL. Mr. Butler received his Bachelor of Music Education and Masters of Science in Music Education degrees from Troy University in Troy, AL. While at Troy University, Mr. Butler served as drum major for the “Sound of the South” Marching Band, principal tuba of the Troy University Symphony Band, and as an Undergraduate Assistant to the Director of the School of Music. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Music Education degree, the School of Music faculty selected Mr. Butler for the 2010 Outstanding Music Graduate Award. Most recently, Mr. Butler was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Young Music Educator of the Year for the state of Alabama from the Alabama Music Educator’s Association.
Mr. Butler is in his 5th year of teaching at Smiths Station and 11th year overall. At Smiths Station, Mr. Butler teaches Beginning Band Brass, Marching Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band. Prior to Smiths Station Mr. Butler worked at Trinity Presbyterian School in Montgomery, AL. During his tenure at Trinity the band program grew from 39 students to over 80 students. Ensembles under the direction of Mr. Butler have consistently received superior ratings at contests throughout the Southeastern United States.
Mr. Butler is an active clinician and adjudicator across the Southeastern United States. He is a member of the Alabama Bandmasters Association, Alabama Music Educators Association, American School Band Directors Association, and National Association for Music Education. Mr. Butler and his wife, Karen, reside in Smiths Station, AL, with their children, Julie, Rebecca, and James.